Sunday, 25 September 2011

Once Upon a Sketch Mid-Month Challenge {Kitty Lover Layout}

If you look here you can remind yourself of the latest challenge going on at Once Upon a Sketch right now - you still have THREE DAYS to play & the fun with this one is that 
So you need to create your layout then advertise yourself {and Once Upon a Sketch} like crazy 
on your blog & Facebook to garner as many votes as you can!  
Of course if your layout is the most gorgeous of them all then 
the idea is that people will vote for you in any case!

I did blog about this last week but didn't share my close-ups & supplies list.

I had a little play with the new "Victoria Gardens" line from Echo Park, which lends itself to lots of fussy cutting.

I added in some very pretty tulle lace from my stash & adhered some singular rhinestone gems here & there, peeking out of the leaves & flowers.

For a change, instead of using one of my border punches I created my scalloped border by punching out A LOT of circles & layering them up next to & overlapping each other 2 rows deep on top of the lace.

To make the letters stand out more I adhered them to some bright cardstock & fussy-cut around them then blinged them up a bit!

I added some older ribbon from my stash in the PERFECT colours - looks like it was made to match!

I also used some of my Webster's Pages Resin Roses, Lilies & Sparklers to add some extra interest to the fussy-cut flower clusters.

Did you notice above that  I used some embroidery thread wrapped around the printed paper a few times & over the edge/side of the photo?  
This thread is varying colours all on the same piece & is amazing! 
 I was sent it as part of a scrappy swap I did with dear Mitra in the US.

Supplies List:-

White & Jade Cardstock - American Crafts
Printed Papers - Echo Park - Victoria Gardens - Garden Trellis, Botanical Ballad & Rose Garden
Tulle lace - Stash
Circle punch - Martha Stewart Crafts
Bling - Kaisercrafts
Resin Lillies, Roses & Sparklers - Webster's Pages
Striped Ribbon - American Crafts
Embroidery thread - Stash
Alphas & Rose sticker - Echo Park Victoria Gardens sticker sheet.


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I always LOVE and feel inspired by your projects! You are AMAZING!! I loveeeeeeeeeee this!! Thanks for all the tips! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Milagros C. Rivera said...

Oh Helen this is such a beautiful LO, love the photo, the colors you chose and all its lovely details!

sandi said...

This is just gorgeous! I like the closeups they really show all the little, and time consuming, detail that you've done. Beautifully put together!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I love the fresh, pretty colors of this collection too, what a lovely layout for the kitty lover!

Jennifer said...

Hi Helen! Thanks so much for leaving me some love on my blog. I am an admirer of your amazing talent! This LO is wonderful! :)

Alison said...

Love the closeups Helen- the fussy cutting is awesome!
Alison xx

dstandard said...

What a beautiful page Helen - love how you mixed the flowers with the cut out flowers!

yyam said...

So pretty! Love the blooms and those blinged up letters! :)

Cathy said...

Beautiful page Helen.. love all the hand cut elements your title.. such a sweet pic!! :))

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Such a darling layout!!! :D

Lea said...

Wow, you're close ups do show so much more! Love what you did with all the circles!!!

Monica said...

This is gorgeous!! Love all the fussy cutting and all the patterns and embellies!

Carin McDonough said...

Beautiful layout and such a sweet photo! :)

Eila Sandberg said...

Always love your close-ups of the yummies! hadn't noticed that embroidery thread, sounds really so fab to have all those colours all in the one and same piece! Really such a beautiful layout Helen, perfect papers for the CCG challenge! Tee hee you've been browsing in France have you ;)) Thanks for the overwhelming love you left me, gosh it's almost too much to take in! Posting it tonight. Love and hugs, E

carlies said...

Hey sweet friend so gorgeous design and love the fussy cutting and the cicles have a wonderful week !!

hugs carla

Bente Fagerberg said...

I am so happy that blogger and my IPad are cooperating tonight....
This is such an adorable page Helen with so many gorgeous details. In fact too many to mention, but I loved all your rhinestones strewn on the page and on that lovely looking alphabet. I even drewl over that perfectly coloured ribbon you found.Such a beautiful piece of art altogether!!! Sleep tight!!!

Keshet said...

SO pretty! Love the colors!

Svjetlana said...

Gorgeous page as usual!

Kerryn said...

I love this range! I just made some cards using it actually. LOVE your page!!! Everything works perfectly together!!

Vicky Varvadouka said...

I loved that one Helen but...I guess I love them all..LOL!!! I can't wait to see what you'll come up with for the October 15th challenge...I know it's a hard one LOL....

Lynette said...

Amazing...lovely colours and gorgeous photo.